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spying on its closest friends. more questions about which world leaders are targeted by the nsa, and why the president claims he knew nothing about it. >>> plus a massive man hunt under wray tonight. prisoners off the run after taking an unusual escape route. >>> let's go out front. >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. out front tonight. breaking news under pressure. the obama administration has just authorized the release of more details about the american government's collection of telephone data. the director of national intelligence, james clapper just said this in a statement. their declassification is not done lightly. i have determined, however, that the harm to national security from the release of these documents is outweighed by the public interest. now clapper and other officials are all going to be testifying in detail about this program on capitol hill tomorrow. the white house, though, so far has begged ignorance. but what exactly is the president's role? here's what we know. now hear me out here. a u.s. official tells cnn tonight that president obama was brief
. outfront, coming out swinging. finally someone in the administration defends the nsa spying a allies, including world leader's cell phones. the director of national intelligence james clapper and the chief of the nsa, keith alexander, testified before congress and their defense was clear and aggressive. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time, any type of espionage activity against the united states of america, our intelligence services, our leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> there has not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. they continue to tray. it is the great members in the intelligence community, our military, our law enforcement that have stood up and said, this is our job. >> defending themselves with passion and conviction which up to this point we hadn't seen much of in material of defense. jim shuuto watching today. what were the revelations at the hearing? >> you got the sense that they were just waiting to have the chance to push back like this. and they pushed back very strong. first on spying. both clapper and al
story out front, nsa leaker, edward snowden is on the defense, saying calls to the department of defense say that the leaking is justified. in a letter published in the german magazine, snowden says he is not the problem, it is the nsa. and he writes, citizens have to fight against the oppression. those who speak the truth are not committing a crime. a former cia operative, and ray mcgovern, a former cia analyst, great to have you both with us. let me start with you. snowden says the leaks are justified, fair? >> no, here is the problem, you can't work for the government and have a security clearance and wake up one day and decide to spill your guts. if we started down that road, where would it all stop? it would be the end of the nsa, the security force, the problem is he didn't have a venue where his complaints would be listened to. he couldn't take it to the senator house, he would have been ignored. and it is really the congress' fault, they need reform. >> and ray, let me ask you this, you hear bob saying if you go down this path where does it stop? it could be the end of the securi
coming out swinging. finally someone in the administration defense nsa spying. their defense was clear, and aggressive. >> do you believe that the allies have conducted or at any time any type of espionage activity against the united states of america our intelligence services our leaders or otherwise? >> absolutely. >> there has not been a mass casualty here in the u.s. since 2001. that's not by luck. they continue to try. it is the great members in the intelligence community, our military, our law enforcement that have stood up and said, this is our job. >> defending themselves with passion and conviction, which up to this point we hadn't seen much of in terms of defense. jim sciutto closely watched the entire hearing today. jim, what were the revelations at the hearing? >> reporter: you got the sense as you say, erin, they were just waiting to go have the chance to push back like this. they pushed back very strong here. first on spying both clapper and alexander saying that our allies spy on us, including on our leaders, that in fact the intelligence services in europe do so to an e
whether this is just a cover for the russian government or if this is their version of the nsa that's operating through this internet site. the fact is that whether or not he reveal secrets overtly, he can still reveal intelligence about our capabilities. if you remember the scene from the movie argo where they find the shredded documents and one by one those pieces of papers are literally useless but when you put it together, it is a lot of jerns. so a give like edward snowden could leach out a lot of intelligence just by in that field in russia. >> which is an interesting point wi . maybe they sell hats but it could be their version of the nsa. you don't always say you are what you are. that brings me to the point. we don't know what the job. is his attorney said they're with holding it for security reasons. how valuable, tim, do you think snowden is at this point as an intelligence asset for the russians? >> he is of great value. just his knowledge of how he got hired. the process of his hiring. the type of work he did. the personnel he worked. with all of those things, there's a
seat. who took the blame? >> we want to find the truth. >> more allegations against the nsa. how do other countries spy on americans? a special report. and a daughter turns on her father. >> the valium, and then other drugs. >> new details in the macneill murder trial. let's go "outfront." >> good evening. tried and failed. a stunning admission from vice president joe biden today. even the man at the top of the white house couldn't log on to the obama care website. >> have you tried to get online yourself? >> no. actually the president tried to get online and my daughter tried to get online. i did not because it was clear that i wasn't getting online. >> he always says it like he sees it. now on the plus side for the president's case today, he did step up and take sponl for the website fiasco that is the president did, at least for some of the fiasco. listen for yourself. >> there is no denying it. right now the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. and i am not happy about it. and neither are a lot of americans who need health care and they're trying to figure out
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